Peter writes books for 7 – 13 year olds. He is the author of the popular Mokee Joe series and the chilling Bonebreaker trilogy. His debut novel, Mokee Joe is Coming! was winner of the 'Sheffield Children’s Book Award' in the shorter novel category. Bonebreaker was voted as the 'Bedfordshire Children’s Book of the Year.' Scabbajack, Peter’s seventh book, recently won the 'Stockton Children’s Book Award.' Peter believes in bringing his spooky stories to life by using realistic settings and basing them on historical facts. As one child-reviewer said of Mokee Joe – 'Peter J Murray’s stories are pure fantasy, but totally believable!'
Peter is passionate in his quest to promote literacy in schools and to inspire even the least confident children to use their imagination and achieve creative success. When not writing, he is guaranteed to be found in schools anywhere across the UK and increasingly abroad. As a result of being ‘discovered’ by a leading US educational charity, The Carmel Hill Foundation www.carmelhill.org, Peter’s books are now widely read in New York and Louisiana. His latest Mokee Joe book - Mokee Joe: Mutant Resurrection – was launched in the world famous Apollo Theatre in Harlem, New York, in front of 1500 enthusiastic fans.
To quote Peter: 'Whenever I think things can’t get any better or more exciting… they do!'
Peter J Murray News
Oct 17RAVE REVIEWS FOR KRUSCHMEISTER
Reviews are finally coming in for my latest super-scary, football-themed book, KRUSCHMEISTER. Here are some of them: 1. I read this book in three sessions…I found it hard to put down. Spell-binding! Michael McCrossan. 2. Really good story line and illustrations. Very frightening, but in a good way. I would rate it 10 out of [...]
Oct 10BIG SCHOOLS – BIG FANS – BIG BOOK SIGNINGS!
We have just finished one of the best two-week tours of all time; the fabulous North East of England did us proud yet again. Hexham Middle School, Whytrig Middle School, Valley Gardens Middle School, St Columba’s RC Primary School…all amazing places to visit! After our Hexham visit, reported in the last blog, we moved on to the [...]
Oct 02SUPERB IN THE NORTH EAST
South East….North East…what does it matter! We are lucky in that the schools we visit seem to be equally fabulous wherever we go! We arrived in the wild fells and moors outside Hexham on a very windy late afternoon. Our accommodation turned out to be a gem of a place – loved by walkers and [...]